My Fall Favorites, 2017

Fall Favorites 2017 Flatlay

Fall Favorites – Decor, sweets, & beauty

If you follow me on Instagram (which you should), you know I’ve been at the beach for the past week.  It was so much fun, so hot, and so needed.  That being said, I was a little afraid prior to our trip that when we returned all our fall weather would be over.  In East Tennessee, we have about 2 weeks of fall and then it’s winter weather.  The high temps in the weather forecast seem to go from 90 to 55 overnight.  Luckily, fall is still here!  The area we live in gets a taste of all four seasons, and I am so appreciative. I have several reasons to be excited for fall this year and am excited to share some of them with you here.  I hope you enjoy my fall favorites as much as I do!

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A Modern Briefcase

Packing Modern Briefcase Contents

What I Carry When Working on the Go – My Modern Briefcase

I remember being envious of my dad when he would pull anything out of his briefcase when I was younger.  For some reason, I felt like I needed to have one even though my most important documents at that time were vocabulary words teaching me when to use “ie” or “ei.”  Now that I’m older and have a career, I get overly excited about what to pack in my “briefcase.”  A while ago, I spent months trying to find some beautiful, leather, traditional briefcase to carry when I needed to transport my materials for work, but nothing looked remotely cute enough for me to want to pair with my work clothes.  Who says we have to carry a traditional work bag?!  I found a very inexpensive tote that fits what I need perfectly without being cumbersome.  Best of all, the bag AND the contents coordinate (I’m a dork, I know).  Take a peek inside my bag to see what I carry in my modern briefcase.

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4 Ways to Make a Slow Work Day a Productive One

Ways to Make a Slow Day Productive

My office had a super busy summer, and we all got used to the fast-paced work day that was necessary to stay on top of paperwork and keep up with the growing prospect pool. The last few weeks, traffic and paperwork has slowly waned, and we found ourselves finally finding time to go through our stack of things to get to “when we have time.” Do you have one of these stacks? As necessary and comforting as they are daunting and dreaded, we went through every file and report until all our lists were caught up. What do we do when all pressing issues are addressed and all deadlines have been met? As tempting as it was to spend entirely too much time looking for a new desktop background while counting the minutes until lunchtime, it was important that I buckle down and not let the absence of ringing phones or new prospects allow my productivity to slide. For days that get slow, I’ve listed four ways to take advantage of down time at your desk and make that slow day productive.

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